SACRAMENTO, Calif. — UPDATE: 8:00 a.m

Sacramento drivers will soon be required to slow down even more when driving through a school zone after city council voted Tuesday to reduce the speed limit from 25 mph to 15 mph.

Changing the speed limit is part of Sacramento's Vision Zero plan, which focuses on different ways to eliminate traffic deaths.

New signs for the speed limits will cost taxpayers about $70,000 and will be installed by the fall. To see which areas will get new signs, click here.

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Sacramento drivers may soon be required to slow down even more when driving through a school zone.

The Sacramento City Council will vote Tuesday on reducing the speed limit from 25 mph to 15 mph at 115 schools.

"I think it's really smart, actually. I figured they should have done it years ago," said Ashley Manasliski, who was picking up her daughter from John Cabrillo Elementary School. "People aren't paying attention to schools anymore. They don't pay attention to our little ones, and they're the future, so we have to pay attention."

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In 2016, the California Office of Traffic Safety released a list that ranked Sacramento #1 for having the most traffic-related pedestrian deaths for people under the age of 15.

Changing the speed limit is part of Sacramento's Vision Zero plan, which focuses on different ways to eliminate traffic deaths.

"The ultimate goal is to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the City of Sacramento by 2027," Leslie Mancebo, Transportation Program Analyst for the City of Sacramento.

The new signage will cost the city less than $70,000, according to Mancebo.

"Kids are totally unpredictable," added Ester Cancho, while picking up her 5-year-old from school. "You can never be careful enough. It's very good, especially in a school area, that we are more aware of what's going on around, so we can avoid these incidents with small kids."

If approved, the new signs will be installed by the fall. To see which areas would get new signs, click here.

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